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December AN Celebrates Anthropology and the Peace Corps

Ralph Bolton during his time in the Peace Corps. Photo courtesy Paul Doughty

Throughout 2011, the Peace Corps has celebrated its 50th anniversary. This is an important milestone for anthropology as well. Anthropologists were directly involved with in its design and implementation, and through the years many anthropologists have regularly joined as volunteers, and former volunteers regularly pursue careers in anthropology. This month’s contributors include Ralph Bolton; Ian Colquhoun, Alex Totomarovario and Andrew Walsh; Scott Freeman; Frank HutchinsRonald A SchwarzKatherine McCardwell; and Veronica Muoio and Michael Sheridan.

Check back to the AN website through December for additional contributions by Kathleen Gillogly, Sean Kois, Courtney Kurlanska, and Jon Wolseth. AN thanks all these contributors who have helped recognize the intricate relationship between anthropology and the Peace Corps as this milestone year comes to a close.

All AN content is available at www.anthropology-news.org during the publication month, plus one month after, and subsequently through AnthroSource. Be sure to rate articles and share your comments on the AN website.

Seeking Proposals on the Peace Corps and Anthropology

This year the Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Many anthropologists were involved with the Peace Corps in its design and implementation, and anthropologists have regularly joined as volunteers. Anthropology also has benefitted from the Peace Corps, as many former volunteers have turned to careers in anthropology.

Anthropology News invites contributors to help celebrate the relationships between anthropology and the Peace Corps as their 50th anniversary year comes to a close in December. AN seek proposals including—but not limited to—experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer, examination of the relationship between anthropology and the Peace Corps, influence of the Peace Corps on research and careers in anthropology, and coverage of events celebrating the 50th year anniversary.

To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg. We welcome proposals for print or exclusive online In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, photo essays, news stories and interviews. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five high resolution photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are encouraged for online publication. Final contributions for print AN will be 1,100–1,300 words in length for commentaries and shorter for other contribution types. More flexible word counts are available for exclusive online content published on the new AN website.

Early submissions and proposals using multi-media content are especially encouraged. Questions? Send them to Amy Goldenberg. Proposals are due August 1.

Contribute to AN in the Fall

Jan 2011 AN

Anthropology News is pleased to announce the thematic series for the fall issues. We are currently seeking proposals from AAA members for essays in all three series. Renovation and restoration is the theme for October. In this series, contributors are asked to explore how people recreate, renovate and rebuild for a wide range of reasons, from cultural preservation to recovery from human tragedy or natural catastrophe. Proposals are due May 20.

November’s issue will feature a series on funding. Contributors will have the opportunity to share advice, insight and success stories on how to fund projects, from short-term individual research to long-term projects by organizational partnerships. Proposals are due June 24.

We’ll close out 2011 with a series on the Peace Corps and Anthropology, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. AN seek proposals including—but not limited to—experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer, examination of the relationship between anthropology and the Peace Corps, influence of the Peace Corps on research and careers in anthropology, and coverage of events celebrating the 50th year anniversary. Proposals are due July 22.

Details and guidelines are available online. Proposals using multi-media content are especially encouraged. Questions? Send them to Amy Goldenberg.

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